The decision to incorporate the brewery into your brewery should be highly considered. Providing your customers with multiple options will not only keep your company relevant, but also adaptable. One day, your customers may feel like drinking beer, but decide to drink a cocktail the next day. You can provide them with this service. In an increasingly competitive market, you can distinguish your company from the crowd with this simple addition. We can help break down what you need to know to help guide you in making the most informed decision for your business.
|What equipment does the brewery need|
In Brewmation, we have a full range of distillation equipment, saccharification equipment, fermentation vessels, cooling systems and the most advanced control devices from 150L to 2000L stills to realize the automation and operation of the brewery. We can help guide you through the role of each project and the process of its operation. We will also help you determine the size and equipment that best suits your needs.
|What security risks are involved|
When it comes to controlling wineries, it is important to understand the strict requirements of the fire code. After installing the distiller, the area around the distiller (usually 25 feet in all directions) will be classified as a hazardous location. This defined area is generally regarded as a Class 1 2 (C1D2) area, and any electrical equipment installed in this area must meet the C1D2 rating. This includes lighting, appliances, fans, and power outlets. It also includes controllers, sensors and heating elements-all the key components of your winery.
The C1D2 area is usually defined as a 25-foot circumference, surrounding the still-rising area 3 feet above the ground. Above this is a 5'perimeter around the static. Be sure to consult your local fire inspector for the exact C1D2 requirements in your area.
|If I already have a brewery, do I need a new license and insurance?|
Yes, the Tobacco and Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) website is a great resource to find out what you need to get your company started on the right path. TTB covers many areas from labeling, import/export, proofing, laws/regulations, licenses, taxation/filing and formula approval. Failure to comply with the agreement and having proper paperwork may result in fines or even closure.
In addition to TTB, you also need to ensure that your brewery is registered as a food facility with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although TTB covers alcoholic beverages, it overlaps with the FDA covering food safety, which includes alcoholic beverages (wine, beer, and spirits).
Now that you have inspected the TTB, FDA, and the state in accordance with state regulations, you also need to pay attention to local authorities (water services bureau, fire chief, inspector, etc.). The alcohol administration in your state should be a good source of choice for understanding the local laws and regulations specific to your area.
Although all these steps can be daunting, remember that you have where you are because of your tenacity and determination to open up your own brewery. The same is true when you decide to expand into the distillation market.
Whether you are building a new craft brewery, adding a distillation unit to an existing brewery or brewery, or just need components to complete your equipment, please contact us for help. Check out our distillation section for more information and try to start a conversation with our experts!
A wide range of models can meet the various requirements of each market and ensure that you can always find a solution that suits you. If you want to know more detailed information about our equipment, please contact us.